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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Three

Tuesday 14th June – Blakey Ridge to Osmotherley Today I shall mostly be silently mouthing the words to “Walk Away” by Franz Ferdinand. Wow! What a cracking day its been – some of the best weather I’ve walked in for a long time and some stunning views from the high...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Two

Monday 13th June – Grosmont to Blakey Ridge Today I shall mostly be humming the tune to “I Walk The Line” by Johnny Cash. I slept a bit better last night. I awoke at 4:45 the first time, despite the clicking from the fuse box, and managed to doze for...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Two (Supplemental)

The grub in the Lion Inn was excellent – I had a hot steak sandwich with chips – proper hand cut chips, none of this oven chip nonsense! However breakfast is only available from 08:30, which I asked them to confirm, because it seemed quite late for a walking stop...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day One

Sunday 12th June – Robin Hood’s Bay to Grosmont Today I shall mostly be wearing flares and whistling along to “Walking On The Water” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Day One I didn’t sleep all that well in the night. I was awake at 3am and then again at 4am and...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Zero

Saturday 11th June – Arrival in Robin Hood’s Bay Day Zero When I awoke at 8am this morning I had nothing packed at all. Not a thing. Which for a control freak like me is absolutely unheard of. The main reason was my workload last week. Multiple customer meetings in...

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Review: Trailblazer Pennine Way Guide 3rd Ed

It seems like almost no time at all since I was reviewing the 2nd Edition of this guide book – but looking back at my posting, it was over 18 months ago. I liked that edition of the guide book so much I walked the route; something I had been...

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Review: Trailblazer Peddars Way & NCP Guide

Sifting through a backlog of mail that had been dumped in my office after a few days away recently, I found to my delight a review copy of a new book from the Trailblazer Guides range. They have been revisiting lots of their existing books over the last couple of...

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Follow John Hayes on the E4

Anyone who’s checked my Blogroll will have seen I’ve been following John Hayes for several months now – up until recently he’s been writing planning blogs for his E4 long distance walk. Last week however, he set off on his epic challenge – to be the first person anyone is...

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Walking Songs

I have quite a large music collection – built up over many years; including vinyl singles, LPs, CDs and more recently almost exclusively downloads from various locations. So I thought it may be interesting to select a walking related song for each day of my upcoming Coast to Coast walk...

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C2C 2011 Route Planning #7

Grasmere to Stonethwaite I head south west out of Grasmere, along the minor road, past the Dale Lodge Hotel and then turn right, off the road, onto a footpath up Kelbarrow and onto Silver How. Between this Wainwright and that of Blea Rigg, are three Birketts I’ve not done before;...